Wednesday, 11 March 2015

A Visit to Merkur Mountain in Baden-Württemberg

Two weekends ago I was in Baden Baden, it was just a short stay with my friend Arlene. Our designated trip for the Sunday was to go up Merkur mountain (the local mountain) which is 2,191m above sea level. The weather was not to be the best and getting there proved to be a task in itself. The road going up to the funicular turned out to be very near to our hotel, unfortunately we decided to drive around the whole city a few times to reach it instead.

Anyway once you have reached the car park for the Merkur Funicular Railway, it only cost 4 euros return. Which is quite amazing when you consider prices in Switzerland! Then you have the delight of going up apparently Europe`s steepest and most technically advanced funicular railway. To be honest it was very steep and the photos I put up do not do it justice, it only takes around 5 mins.

Once at the top it was blowing a gale, as we were not expecting it to be so cold and windy at the top we did not stay that long. We walked up to the summit which has a observation and radio tower which goes up 23m high but was not opened and on a great day the 360 degrees views would have be astounding.

Owing to the weather we did not do any walks and basically went back down again, but I do recommend a trip if you are in the region.

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